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Here is the Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus: Pics, Specs, and Everything Else

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So um, Motorola is hosting a press event at MWC in a week to unveil a new product or two. We’re pretty sure those new products will be the Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus. We are assuming that because leaks for each are starting to flow with regularity, but also because retailers are posting up entire listings for the devices, fit with pictures, specs, and everything else you might need to know. Seriously, we basically have it at all, thanks to electronics dealer K-Tronix

The listings in particular we have today are for both the Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus. Below, we might as well walk through each, right?

At a basic level, you have two mid-range phones with decent sets of specs set in “precision-crafted metal design” bodies. They feature 1080p displays, 2GB RAM, fast charging, fingerprint readers, microSD slots, and will come in grey or gold colorways. They differ a bit in size in a few areas. For example, the Moto G5 has a 5-inch FHD display, 32GB storage, 2800mAh battery, and Snapdragon 430 processor. The Moto G5 Plus, on the other hand, has a 5.2-inch FHD display, 64GB storage, 3000mAh battery, NFC chip, and Snapdragon 625 processor. I wouldn’t be shocked if there is a 4GB RAM version of the G5 Plus as well, but this listing doesn’t mention it.

We don’t yet know pricing or a release date, but going off of last year’s Moto G4 line, you shouldn’t expect them to break the bank. Also, if electronics dealers are already posting full details, launch should be soon.

OK, so with that out of the way, how about full specs lists and the promo material for each!

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Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus Specs

 Moto G5Moto G5 Plus
Display5-inch FHD (1080p, 441ppi)
Gorilla Glass 3
5.2-inch FHD (1080p, 424ppi)
Gorilla Glass 3
SoftwareAndroid 7.0 NougatAndroid 7.0 Nougat
Storage32GB
MicroSD (up to 128GB)
32GB / 64GB
MicroSD (up to 128GB)
RAM2GB2GB / 4GB
Battery2800mAh
Rapid charging
3000mAh
TurboPower charging
CameraRear: 13MP
Front: 5MP
Rear: 12MP f/1.7
Front: 5MP f/2.2
Processor1.4GHz Snapdragon 430 octa-core2.0GHz Snapdragon 625 octa-core
Size144.3 x 73 x 9.5mm
145g
150.2 x 74 x 9.7mm
155g
SensorsFingerprint reader
Accelerometer
Gyroscope
Ambient Light
Proximity
Fingerprint reader
Accelerometer
Gyroscope
Ambient Light
Proximity
Water resistanceWater repellent coatingWater repellent coating
Connectivity4G LTE
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.2
4G LTE
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.2
Wireless bandsCDMA: 850, 1900 MHZ
GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850/900/1700/1900, 2100 MHZ)
4G LTE (B1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 25, 26, 38, 41, 66)
CDMA: 850, 1900 MHZ
GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850/900/1700/1900, 2100 MHZ)
4G LTE (B1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 25, 26, 38, 41, 66)
ColorsLunar Grey, Fine GoldLunar Grey, Fine Gold

Moto G5 Plus

moto g5 plus specs availability pricing

Moto G5

moto g5 specs availability pricing1

Pretty solid sounding phones, I’d say. Any takers?

Via:  Ktronix [2] | reddit
  • Capt.Steve Thompson

    Likely will be available with 4G Ram, so don’t sweat the small stuff. Water resistant is likely 1 meter,, turbo charging and NFC–they got it right for a $300 phone. Flagship is for low self esteem–ers.

  • andmusfan603

    Why would they reduce the display size????? And 2 GB of RAM should not be a standard feature in 2017 at least in the plus model

  • Alex Tracy

    2 GB of RAM isn’t a lot though

  • Lupo Čin

    the URL of this page reads: moto-g5-plus-specs-pricing-availability
    But no word on the pricing!

  • Anand

    Moto G4 series is a complete washout with major hardware issues. Notably
    their power and volume is so flimsy, that its comes off in under 6
    months of normal usage. On top of that its not even covered under their
    so-called warranty. Think it will be same with G5 also.

  • M3D1T8R

    If hotspot works out of the box on V like with the G4, I’ll probably upgrade for the much more efficient, better battery life Snapdragon 625 and nice surprise smaller size of the G5 Plus.

    And they put the power button where it belongs below the volume, another good little improvement.

  • Jonny Martin

    Why would the g5 plus only have 2gb ram when my g4 plus has 3gb?

  • Hadi Bakhtiyarvand

    wtf is that lenovo sticker on the below edge !! see how lenovo runide big motorola company !!

  • Patil RP

    Moto G5 Plus…. If it come up with 3GB or 4GB ram I will definitely buy this phone

  • jrbmed08

    YES, back to 5/5.2″! Thank you Moto. The plus could be my husband’s next phone. He wants good battery life and a smaller form factor than his current Oneplus One.

  • atc-tech

    I like everything basically about the G5 Plus, for a budget phone, excpept for the bezels. WOW!

  • disastrousrainbow

    That back design is giving me HTC Thunderbolt mixed with Nexus One realness. I’m not a fan.

  • Paweł K

    Why only 2 GB RAM in Moto G 5 plus

    • hkklife

      Yup, they went backwards in RAM amount and screen size. Very, very disappointing. I mean, those specs are not inherently bad in a budget device BUT a “Plus” handset one year later should never, ever regress in specs like that.

  • Ajmcnicol

    Really? I mean really people??
    Your ragging on this cause its got ‘only’ 2 gigs of ram….’only’ 1080p…”only” 5.2 inch screen…etc..etc…
    I mean come on…its a BUDGET phone…wtf did you expect when you clicked???

    Its you want more than that, you clicked the wrong headline…its not the phone for u…DONT make a comment and move on….
    If you want more that …then your looking for a phone that is more mid-tier / low high tier….as in the 350-450 range of the One Plus phones, etc…

    If you click on an article that says Moto G5 (knowing full well by now after 5 of these damn things that its a budget phone), then you should expect these specs.

    Having said all that, i’ll make a point on both sides of the equations.

    Pro side: These are DECENT specs for the specs and phone despite the negative comments. Your getting a good phone for a price that wont make you cry if you break it.
    Con side: For the same price you can get a last gen flagship/or mid range (like one plus one two) on ebay if you arent in a hurry and get a good deal. As long as you can ignore the human psychological idiocy of “its not shiney new”, it may be more bang for your buck…

  • BoFiS

    Oh nice, removable battery and microSD slot, not bad at all

  • I’m tired of large-screen phones with such small bezels that I open an app whenever I take it out of my pocket (even with a case). I’ve been waiting for something good in a 5-inch or less screen size. This looks like a solid performer that’s not going to tie me to a 30-month payment contract with AT&T. I’ll buy it outright, use it for 2-3 years, sell it for fifty bucks at a garage sale then move onto the next. I don’t play games, take a ton of pictures or need a split-screen–I need a reliable workhorse and this might be it.

  • jer85008

    G5+ gives you 64GB of storage but only 2GB RAM? SMH…

    • Ajmcnicol

      Considering its only pushing 1080p on a 5.2 inch screen…2gig is plenty…

      • jer85008

        My daily driver is still my Nexus 5x, and there is significant lag here and there – and that’s with a faster and better optimized processor. I think the vast majority of people, especially since it does have expandable storage, would rather have 32GB/3GB RAM than 64GB/2GB RAM. And this is not just for the spec-conscious tech geeks like us, this would make a significant difference in real world performance. As for the rest of the specs, I agree that 1080p screen/battery size/cameras are all fine.

  • SVTCobra

    These actually look great for a mid-range phone. Looks to have Verizon support. I’ll probably pick one up eventually to try out and transition it to a backup phone once a flagship I like comes along.

  • santy83

    Screen size for plus should have been 5.7″ . Fingerprint reader on Moto logo at the back would have been perfect.

  • Cowboydroid

    No USB-C? No sale.

  • Arty McBert

    That Lenovo logo on the side makes me ill. I just hate how they’re treating Motorola as a phone series and not an actual company.

  • Andy

    Looks like nice budget phone

  • Jimmy

    Why is UFC not standard (on the G5)? That would be a deal breaker.

    • BobButtons

      Not everyone’s a fan of MMA.

    • Cody Lemley

      Because Reebok

  • T_Dizzle

    Bye bye moto

  • Xman332

    I’ve got a Moto G4 Plus and despite some of the reviews out there, the phone performs flawlessly, even with it’s “anemic” “horrid” SD 617. My guess is that putting the same software load on an SD 625 would make the phone’s in hand performance virtually indistinguishable from the latest and greatest flagships. Or at least a difference nowhere near noticeable enough to justify spending $400 + more on the flagship for a guy like me.

    • Ismail Akram

      If you happy with $250-300 phones that is really great for you. After using flagship phones you can’t go back to those phones even if they are plenty fast. Cuz flagship still feels faster. But there are a lot of consumers who can’t tell the difference.

      • Edward Amarille

        lol, I’ve had my share of flagship phones, and in all honesty have seen very little difference between functionality against midrange and many budget phones. so yes, I’ll step down a few notches and save myself $300 or $400 on a device considering the differences are minimal.

        don’t really care for the moto z style camera, but more than likely it won’t bother me much once I but the g5 plus

        • Ismail Akram

          You are right that flagships even don’t have difference but I feel plenty. For example I had OnePlus 3 it was really fast and smooth and clean software but then I switched to ZTE Axon 7. And I feel its UI to be more smooth and I really liked that phone. HTC 10 is plenty fast but it showing me occasional stutters which I don’t like after owning Pixel XL. Now I won’t says Pixel XL is fastest in everything. Like keyboard appears fast consistently better on iPhone and Pixel sometimes takes times and this time is so little most users won’t find it. But for most part I have two phones so I am comparing. But for most users it won’t matter. Someone says that there are things in life which we really don’t need it until we experience it. Speed smoothness is one thing for me now in smartphones. BTW I myself is very interested in Moto Z Play I like Moto software and I hear it’s very good but I want it for its battery life.

          • Capt.Steve Thompson

            Well if your whole life is buying and replacing phones……

          • Ismail Akram

            You are right about that. But in whole year hardly 1 or 2 phones comes they meet the expectations. So how about yearly update ?

        • Get a oneplus3t, feels more flagship than a flagship, and costs $350 less.

      • Xman332

        News flash: I’ve owned and used “flagship”phones before, and yes, they aren’t worth the cost difference for me. I understand that’s not your position, but to each their own.

    • Raven65

      Agree 100% I replaced my Moto X (2012) Developer Edition with a Moto G4 and have been completely happy with it. It does everything I need flawlessly – all for a fraction of the cost of a “flagship device”. My ONLY complaint is I wish battery life was better. This G5 – especially the Plus – sounds like a solid choice for people like me.

      • M3D1T8R

        Hey I did the exact same thing. Battery life on the G4 has been defect, a lot better than I was getting toward the end with the Moto x, but agree it could be and will be a lot better with the 625.

        Only real complaint about G4 is I wish it were more like the Moto x size. Surprised to see they’re making the G5 a bit smaller, a step in the right direction.

    • Ajmcnicol

      Considering they are only pushing 1080p on a 5.2 inch screen….the 625 is plenty for fluid UI

      • David Martrano

        Battery life should fare pretty well with the 625 processer. The Z play does very well!

  • John

    Little early for #TBT, right?

  • BobButtons

    I can deal with a lot of cut corners for budget devices but 2GB of RAM seems like a bad decision no matter the purity of the software. I’ve been perfectly content with every aspect of my 5X but the low RAM makes me want to upgrade. Maybe next year’s budget line will be worthy.

    • envoy510

      Since Android 7, I don’t notice problems with 2GB on my 5x. 7.x is much more aggressive about throwing stuff out of RAM (programs disappear much quicker from Recent Apps). I have felt zero lag from my 5x since the upgrade to 7.x.

    • David Martrano

      Agreed, 2gb’s does not seem to do enough!

  • Tim Buchanan

    Kinda reminds me of my Galaxy Nexus…which I hated. 🙁

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    For phones that retail under $250… Not bad I guess. Can’t really complain at that point.

  • Cael

    The Moto phones get uglier and uglier

  • ChrisI

    waste of money.

  • Qbancelli

    I stopped caring as soon as I read FHD display.
    Battery life is the lamest excuse for cutting cost by using a much cheaper screen.

    • It’s the Moto G line, it’s not a flagship line. Find me a cheap phone with a QHD display. 😛

      • T4rd

        LG G3. =p (Joking)

      • Xman332

        Yeah it’s amazing how much extra some people are wiling to spend for a display that the human eye can’t really distinguish anyways.

      • Guest

        HTC Bolt….

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      …But it’s a cheap phone. Qhd would be a waste of money they’ll never make back on devices under $250

    • BobButtons

      FHD isn’t bad in a budget phone… 2GB of RAM sucks no matter the cost, however.

      • David Martrano

        Hells bells, you can purchase the 6x for 250.00 get a duel camera setup with 3gb’s! Which do you prefer!

        • BobButtons

          Yep, but doesn’t work on Fi. The perks of the service, for me, win out over what I’m sacrificing in a device.

  • Daniel Thomas

    Basically, this is a lesser powered Nexus 5X

  • Suicide_Note

    Yuck.

  • T4rd

    Kinda annoying they don’t use USB C still.

    • Xman332

      Which is especially impressive considering the G4 isn’t a flagship.

      • Ismail Akram

        Mostly non flagship phones gets better battery cuz they have less powerful internals less dense displays also they cost less

        • Xman332

          ummm…duh?

    • Fitzgerald Xuffi

      Im sorry can you confirm this? im really thinking in buying one of these and not having usb c would be a bummer

    • I’ve been waiting for the new crop of SD 625 powered phones to come out. SD 625 + stockish Android = fast enough. Plus you get the added benefit of how power efficient they are. I wonder which one has a better camera between the Z Play and G5 Plus.

  • Indianajonze

    ah motorola. sad tale of a company that just doesn’t get it. those look like screenshots of a product from 3 years ago

    • Daniel Thomas

      yep. Like I said below. Reminds me of old HTC designed phones around 2011.

    • Arty McBert

      Well, considering how phones have barely changed in appearance in years, that’s to be expected. Innovation has been pretty stagnated at this point for this market.

      • Indianajonze

        that’s not true even a little. they’re thinner, near zero bezel, no front hardware button, fingerprint sensors, dual stereo speakers, etc

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    • Echoing what Arty McBert said, what would you like to see in phone design these days @indianajonze:disqus? I’m just curious, not asking sarcastically.

      • Indianajonze
        • I have to agree! Forgot about this gem!

        • Jason B

          As a budget phone though?

          I mean, profit margins are low enough, there’s no way you can offer a phone like that in this sub-$250 market.

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  • Daniel Thomas

    The shape of the back and body looks very circa 2011 HTC Sensation-ish.

  • I like the Lenovo logo on the edge, looks sleek. I wish more OEMs did this rather than making a huge logo on the back or front. It’s subtle.

    • There is a “moto” logo on the front. And “Lenovo” logo shouldn’t even be on the phone. That’s a bad decision

      • It’s not about the lenovo logo being on the phone, but what I liked is the placement. For a second think the moto logo in that area instead of taking space on the front.

    • Daniel Thomas

      Lenovo logo on the edge, am i not seeing something? Did you miss the huge ‘Moto” logo on the front, and Moto wings on the back that you wish OEMs didn’t do?

      Was your post a failed attempt at sarcasm?

      • No, it wasn’t sarcasm. I like the placement of it. I meant specifically this, ignoring the moto ones. Like I said to the other person, just imagine the moto logo here, instead of every where. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/fcbb083f015ac06ab8999e3133626b076b3ba3060d6f7f33f3df6b697ac2824a.png

        • Josh Oberg

          I understand what you’re saying and I agree, everyone is too busy. Being haters of a mid range phone to read. Lol

        • Michael Bassett

          It’s a waste, any decent phone case will cover it, that’s why they put it on the face.

          • Josh Oberg

            Then why logo on back it’s also covered by cases.

          • Michael Bassett

            Not sure, there shouldn’t be any logos imo. Back makes more sense then the side, if you have no case and your phone face down then it will show the logo, the side wouldn’t as much.

    • Theo Queiroz

      I’m pretty sure that’s only for the leaked press render. You can see in the full specs ad that there’s no lenovo logo on the edge in any of the pics.

  • Mike Dillinger

    I take it moto still has some left over 360s they repurposed into cameras?

  • Harry Balzania

    Anyone have any info on the upcoming moto z force for 2017? Hard to find anything on it.

  • Ismail Akram

    Both looks good to me but 625 chipset is impressive and awesome for battery.

  • D in B

    UAF, no thanks!